In his new e book, Jared Kushner writes concerning the second that he known as Fox News proprietor Rupert Murdoch on election evening in November 2020 to ask why the community had simply known as Arizona for President Joe Biden.
Breaking History: A White House Memoir by Mr Kushner is about to publish on 23 August. New York Times reporter Kenneth Vogel tweeted a number of of the pages from the e book on Wednesday.
“The shocking projection brought our momentum to a screeching halt”, Mr Kushner writes concerning the second Fox known as Arizona for Mr Biden. “It instantly changed the mood among our campaign’s leaders, who were scrambling to understand the network’s methodology. Many felt that the early call would embolden people who were looking to play dirty with the vote counting in the outstanding swing states.”
He provides that “up to that moment, Trump was performing even better than our models had forecast in several key states that immediately reported the results. Voter turnout was far higher than predicted, showing that our expansive ground operation had worked. We had mobilized our base, which was always an important factor in elections. But losing Arizona would drastically narrow our path to victory”.
Mr Kushner writes that he “dialed Rupert Murdoch and asked why Fox News had made the Arizona call before hundreds of thousands of votes were tallied. Rupert said he would look into the issue, and minutes later he called back”.
“Sorry, Jared, there is nothing I can do”, he mentioned, in response to Mr Kushner. “The Fox News data authority says the numbers are ironclad – he says it won’t be close.”
The former president’s son-in-law writes that the Trump marketing campaign “had a different view” earlier than including that “based on the remaining votes to be counted, we believed that Arizona’s outstanding votes would favor Trump and that it would be razor close. After Arizona, however, negative news came in from other swing states”.
Mr Kushner writes that the scenario in 2020 was totally different from 2016, “when it was clear how many outstanding votes each precinct needed to count and report within hours of the polls closing”, including that “2020 was full of electoral anomalies”.
“At 1:40 am., with 93 percent of the vote counted, Trump was hanging on by a thread in Georgia with 50.7 percent, down from his lead of 12.7 percentage points earlier in the night”, the previous presidential aide writes. Mr Trump would go on to lose Georgia as the primary Republican to take action since President Bill Clinton gained the state in 1992.
In his memoir, Mr Kushner quotes Mr Trump from his speech within the East Room of the White House on election evening after 2am.
“This is a fraud on the American public,” he mentioned. “This is an embarrassment to our country. We were getting ready to win this election. Frankly, we did win this election. So our goal now is to ensure the integrity for the good of this nation.”